1. Literary Fiction: A Consolidated Practical View

    Popular/"commercial" and literary fiction differ considerably in the norms and values that shape them. Their core readerships want and expect different thingsā€”in many respects opposite things. The body of received wisdom that's usually applied to the writing and formative critique of popular fiction often does not apply to literary fiction and may not strengthen but weaken it. In this post, I've systematized my thoughts on how and why "good" popular and literary fiction are so different,...
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